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There are times when the worst happens and you can not control when a fire occurs on in your property. This is a fire started on the roof of Letitia Street in Philadelphia affecting five floors plus common hallways and the lobby. Our crew worked together to keep each tenant satisfied through the process of the cleanup. We chemical sponge brushed the entire structure. We ran vapor sharks and we had air scrubbers with charcoal filters to eliminate odors and performed demolition on anything that could not be restored. This way we could bring in brand new dry wall and kitchen cabinets to replace, remove the odors of the smog, and make it feel like it never happened. We were however able to salvage the floors as we use our top of the line equipment to make the process as quick and cost effective as possible. The picture below shows how hard SERVPRO Society Hill worked to save the original hardwood floors. With in a total of 3 days we were able to have this home completely restored. Next time you have a fire do not hesitate to call us at 215-772-1203 and know you are in good hands.
SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile
As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the majority of them have had a preparedness plan already created. In the event your business is affected by a disaster, your clients and employees will have peace of mind if you are ready for whatever happens.
Creating a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. At no cost to you, SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
SERVPRO spent Friday afternoon delivering and donating cases of water to over 100 First Responder organizations in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia locations. Over 1,800 cases of water was delivered and donated on December 9th, 2016. We will continue to deliver cases of water throughout our territory each month to show our First Responders how much we appreciate all their dedication and service each day. It was a great day and we thank everyone who came out to help make this event such a success!
Home Fire Campaign
SERVPRO partnered with the American Red Cross and local Fire Departments going house to house in the Willingboro area installing free smoke detectors. We donated cases of water and provided breakfast for all the volunteers. SERVPRO cares about our community and we always want to give what we can back. We were broken up into teams of four to document, install and educate each resident. For residents who were not home we left packets on each door to give them the opportunity to call their local fire department to schedule a time for them to stop back. The 11 groups were able to hit about 800 houses and installed 216 smoke detectors. This is the third time this year this campaign has taken place and this year alone 800 smoke detectors have been installed in the state of New Jersey. It was a beautiful day to walk around Willingboro to increase the chances of saving a life.
SERVPRO Goes Pink for October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
SERVPRO Breast Cancer Awareness Month PINK October and research
October is breast cancer awareness month. Every year, more than 100,000 volunteers and activists work through more than 120 Affiliates mobilize more than 1.6 million friends and neighbors every year through events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® - the world's largest awareness and fundraising event for breast cancer. Komen advocates for breast self-awareness as a primary method for fighting breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. In 2016-2017, BCRF will award $57 million in annual grants to more than 250 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, BCRF has established the Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund, a multi-year international program dedicated to metastasis that is the first large-scale global effort to unravel the biology of metastasis, with more than $30 million earmarked to date. It is the largest privately funded project exclusively focused on metastasis in the world. But we still have more to do.
Funeral Directors: SERVPRO can Help Your Business Grow
SERVPRO can help funeral homes and funeral directors grow their businesses
SERVPRO attends many events throughout or workweek. Next week we have a benefit sponsoring the families of injured or sick emergency workers. This past week, we sponsored an event for funeral homes and funeral directors.
We learned about those businesses and enjoyed meeting many different people who are experts in the funeral industry. We also were able to demonstrate our services that funeral homes often are in need of but don't typically know we offer.
We can offer bio-recovery and cleanup. Last week we provided service to a building where someone who lived alone passed away and was not found until several days later. Situations like that need to be handled specially and we just recently completed a week long training course to be certified in bio-recovery cleanup.
Many families are also faced with the task of moving out their loved ones' possessions. We offer pack out and move out services as well as removal of trash and cleanup of properties.
Funeral homes often find theirselves helping families grieve and get through the process respectfully. Knowing they are able to call on the SERVPRO professionals helps them grow their businesses and provide great service.
SERVPRO makes National Preparedness Month Easy: Make Your Emergency Plan With SERVPRO
SERVPRO Makes National Emergency Preparedness Month Easy
We are in the middle of hurricane season. Right now, Asia is experiencing a record-breaking typhoon, and here in the United States, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work and visit.
The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” and suits well with everything we do at SERVPRO.
Did you know SERVPRO offers a FREE emergency ready profile that anyone can set up using a smartphone or tablet? SERVPRO has ensured making your emergency ready plan is available at the touch of your fingertips through our FREE app available in your app store. Visit ready.SERVPRO.com to learn more.
Of course, in the spirit of being prepared and ready for any disaster that could happen, we hope everyone adds SERVPRO to your contingency plans both at work and home. Protecting your home by knowing our services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days each year is a great way to stay prepared. Add our number to your plan: 215-772-1203 and make sure you download our ready app to create your emergency ready profile today!
Aircraft in front of Franklin Institute to be Restored
SERVPRO aircraft restoration fire water and mold restoration
Created by Edward G. Budd, the Pioneer — the first stainless steel airplane — will be removed and transported in preparation for its restoration. It will be the first time it's been refurbished since 1969 – the one and only time the plane underwent renovations.
The two-phase restoration process could take up to two years, and the takedown is expected to take up to three days. There is no specific timeline, but The Franklin said the plane is likely to return sometime in 2017.
SERVPRO of Society Hill specializes in water damage restoration and cleaning services. We do lots of work for the Franklin Institute facility.
Two Easy Home Maintenance Tasks to Prepare for Fall and Prevent Water Damage
Fall Preparation SERVPRO water restoration
As much fun as summer can be, it has to end at some point. As the trees begin to change and the weather shifts from hot and humid to cool and crisp, it’s time to prepare for the onset of cooler months. Whether you’re not ready for the heat to be gone or are looking forward to unpacking your favorite cold weather clothes, there’s a lot to do to get ready for the changing seasons.
7. Inspect your roof
If you have a heavy rainstorm or a foot of snow, can your roof take the burden? Before settling in for another chilly fall and a freezing winter, take a look at your roof for weak spots, cracks in your shingles, granules, and wind damage. If you see anything that looks off or unstable, a roofer may be what your home needs to weather this winter’s storms.
3. Clean our your gutters
As the leaves begin to turn, you know you’re only weeks away from them falling off entirely and stopping up your gutters. Before you find yourself with a big mess on your hands, take the time now to clean out your gutters and drainpipes to prevent the possibility of water damage and clogs. A clean early in the season may not suffice through the winter, but it will make sure you’re prepared for the harsher weather to come. Water damages can be caused by clogged drains; overflowing water to collect on your roof or house and most outside water damage is not covered by insurance!
Preparing your house for fall may not be what you planned during the weekend, but it’s something you’ll thank yourself for later. With the right measures taken now, you and your family will be prepared to settle in for the fall and winter, no matter what may be coming your way.
Philadelphia building is first within type to achieve LEED Platinum Certification
LEED Platinum Certified
A planned building in Philadelphia is expected to be the first building of its kind to achieve LEED platinum certification. LEED certification can be silver, gold or platinum and certifies that construction materials, methods, and building energy usage are efficient and good for the environment. The new building will use glass that can change its tint to reduce light intensity and reduce cooling expenses.
The building contains a variety of other eco-friendly features including a heating and cooling system that saves energy by reducing the use of fans, high-efficiency LED lighting and a planted green roof that collects rainwater for reuse in cooling and irrigation systems. These systems will also reduce groundwater runoff which can cause water damage to properties – a service that SERVPRO specializes in repairing.
SERVPRO also has a variety of eco-friendly green cleaning chemicals that are certified green. Using green chemicals can help the efficiency and eco-friendly score of a building of this type should they ever need restoration or cleaning work. Call SERVPRO of Society Hill and ask about our GREEN products for your next cleaning so you can feel confident in our Green eco-friendly services.
Louisiana Flooding Disaster leaves 40,000 homes flooded
Flooding in Louisiana SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration
The flooding in Louisiana has left over 40,000 homes affected by water damage. The disaster has been declared a Federal Emergency and over 40,000 claims have been made for FEMA assistance. Thousands have been rescued from their homes as flood waters rapidly rose inside buildings.
Officials expect standing water to remain for several days. After flood waters recede, it becomes possible to extract standing water from buildings. SERVPRO has elite restoration professionals who are specially trained to handle any sized disaster cleanup but specialize in a large disaster such as the flooding in Louisiana. The team can provide help dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. Storm teams are strategically positioned on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.
SERVPRO Sponsors the 44th Biannual Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police Conference
Fraternal Order of Police SERVPRO Sponsor
SERVPRO was a sponsor of the 44th Biannual Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police conference that was held at the Hilton Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. SERVPRO of Society Hill and SERVPRO of Upper Bucks were both representing SERVPRO at the conference with a table set up in the exposition hall.
Events for the conference included a welcome party at Sugar House Casino, a celebration at the Michael G. Lutz, Philadelphia Lodge 5 Headquarters on Monday, and our Awards Banquet on Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel.
SERVPRO was supporting the FOP offering refreshments, information about services like bio-hazard cleanup, water damage and mold remediation. SERVPRO supports America's law enforcement officers and it was a pleasure sponsoring the event.
Philadelphia Summer Exhibits Not To Miss
As summer heats up in Philadelphia, the perfect way to stay cool is to check out all of the coolest museum exhibitions that the city has to offer. There are exhibits perfect for kids, teens and adults of all ages!
Here are some of the picks we thought were especially cool:
1. The Franklin Institute: The Science Behind Pixar. We love The Franklin Institute. They are one of our many great customers for emergency and cleaning services but they also have great exhibitions for people of all ages. Learning about the science behind PIXAR animated films is also a great way to spend the hottest part of the day inside and not feel bad about it.
2. The National Constitution Center: Headed to the White House features a great exhibit that is a perfect fit during the 2016 presidential election.
3. Inside Out curated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Inside out takes the concept of an art museum to the outside by featuring high-quality replicas of famous art pieces from well-known artists outside in select Philadelphia neighborhoods. Participating neighborhoods include Old City, Brewerytown, and Conshohocken.
4. Cast of Curiosities at the Magic Gardens: One of the houses that stands out the most on South Street in Philadelphia is the Magic Gardens. It's covered in mirrors, tiles and glass art and the artwork inside is abstract and is influenced by the artist's life as a nurse.
There are many more in the great city of Philadelphia that as a member of this community providing water damage restoration we recommend visiting.
SERVPRO of Society Hill Completes Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery Training
A mock blood mattress used in Bio Recovery Training
SERVPRO of Society Hill sent technicians to attend a multi-day training for Bio-Hazard related cleanup. This training course meets and exceeds the requirements of the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA). Our technicians successfully passed and became certified Bio Recovery Technicians.
The training curriculum extensively covered cleanup of crime scenes, suicide and bodily decompositions. Safe and proper blood-borne pathogen cleanup is a serious business. Clearly a service one hopes they will never require, but should the need arise you can turn to the SERVPRO professionals.
Democratic National Convention comes to Philadelphia Next Week and SERVPRO Stands at the Ready
Philadelphia Convention Center, One of SERVPROs Clients hosts the 2016 National Democratic Convention
The 2016 Democratic Convention comes to Philadelphia from July 25th - July 28th and The Pennsylvania Convention Center is one of SERVPRO of Society Hill's largest clients. One of the largest buildings that SERVPRO has served, the "L" shaped building takes up four city blocks in the Market East section of downtown Philadelphia. Boasting a total footprint of 1,000,000 square feet of multi-level convention space, the convention center has a train station where two of Philadelphia's subway lines give direct public access at 11th Street Station.
SERVPRO responds 24/7 to building emergencies for Water and Fire damage. We also provide more than 30 non-emergency cleaning and maintenance services such as carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, mold removal and restoration and bio-hazard cleanup.
Philadelphia Mighty Writers Plan to Break World Record
Philadelphia Art Museum
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, the Mighty Writers of Philadelphia are planning to break a world record for most people writing at the same time. All they need are 3,000 kids aged 7 - 17 to gather at the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum with their pens ready to write about the topic "If I Were President..."
The event promises to have guest stars, lots of surprises and the honor of being part of history! Mighty Writers is a Philadelphia non-profit that teaches kids to think clearly and write with clarity.
For more information about the event visit: http://www.mightywriters.org/
Philadelphia Celebrates Independence Day Week With Free Admissions to 6 Museums
Six Philadelphia Museums Open for Free from the 27th - 4th of July.
If you're in Philadelphia the week of 4th of July, you'll be in town for some great museums offering free admission! Here are the museums offering free admission for the week leading up to the 4th!
Monday: The Benjamin Franklin Museum
Wednesday: The Rodin Museum
Thursday & Saturday: The National Constitution Center
Saturday: The African American Museum
Sunday: The Barnes Foundation
Monday (July 4th): The National Museum of Jewish History
SERVPRO Sponsors Annual BOMA Golf Outing Dinner
SERVPRO of Society Hill Sponsors The BOMA Golf Outing Dinner and Provides Expert Restoration Services For Any Type of Property
Every year SERVPRO is one of the sponsors of the annual BOMA Golf Outing. As a member of the Philadelphia Community, SERVPRO enjoys being a part of BOMA. The outing took place on a beautiful golf course with perfect warm summer weather which made for a great day followed by an evening dinner sponsored by SERVPRO.
Our table offered event attendees SERVPRO branded selfie sticks and golf kits so event attendees can snap the perfect shot on the golf course for years to come.
SERVPRO enjoys our partnership with BOMA and enjoys providing restoration services to help fix your property and restore it back to like it never even happened.
Philadelphia IndeGo Bike Share Sees Increased Ridership After First Year
IndeGo locations can be found all over the city of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia's IndeGo bike share has seen growth all year and after its first birthday, has announced 300 upgraded new bikes and 24 new docking stations. The city-owned program has been working to increase bike share availability to all neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
“This expansion is going to every neighborhood,” said Kenney. “I would like to make the hallmark of this administration... equity in every single neighborhood. No matter what zip code you're born in, no matter what zip code you live in, the amenities you experience should be as high quality as the amenities experienced in any other zip code.”
SERVPRO of Society Hill enjoys providing emergency restoration services to the city of Philadelphia and being a member of this great community.
Philadelphia Summer Concerts Offer Great Weekend Ideas
Philadelphia Free 4th of July Concert
With some amazing festivals and artists coming to Philly this Summer, there is something for everyone. Here are some outdoor concerts we are looking forward to this summer.
Dolly Parton: June 15th - June 16th
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton comes to the Mann Center of Performing Arts. A Country Music Hall of Famer, seven-time Grammy winner, and recipient of countless other honors and awards for he Dolly Parton is the most honored female country artist of all time.
Harry Potter with the Philadelphia Orchestra: June 23rd
The Harry Potter film series continues to delight fans around the world and this world premiere concert will feature The Philadelphia Orchestra performing the songs from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ magical score.
4th of July Party on the Parkway
The Largest, free, outdoor concert event in America on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Independence Day. From 12pm to 5 pm is the Meet Your Neighbors Block Party with music, food, fun, and games. After, 5pm to 8pm is Concert on the Parkway – including a musical performance by Philadelphia POPS! Concluded with the Fireworks on the Parkway at 10pm.
Philadelphia Green Projects Help Reduce Basement Floodings
Green Storm Water Management Systems
Philadelphia's sewers were first constructed in the 1800s and then rebuilt in the early 1900s. Since then, the city has grown with more surface area where storm runoff is diverted into the older sewers. When a large amount of rain passes through the area, sewers are sometimes unable to handle the surge of water and it ends up escaping the system to the next highest point: your basement.
Basement sewer overflows are one of the many worst-nightmare situations for homeowners. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to come to your home and clean up the mess, but it's also important to find solutions to stop the problem for happening in the first place.
That's why the Philadelphia Water Department's Storm Water Management is making strides to incorporate green storm water management systems by offering grants, programs and public works projects to protect our water supply and fix problems that cause the sewers to flood your home. Over 1669 projects have been completed from green roofs to tree and flower planters that store storm water that the plants benefit from.
For information to get a grant to build a green storm water management system, visit: http://www.phila.gov/water/wu/stormwater/Pages/default.aspx
Memorial Day in Philadelphia Has Events For Everyone
Independence Hall in Philadelphia
With Philadelphia being the birthplace of the US Constitution, it's no surprise that Memorial Day in Philadelphia is packed with many different events and things that anyone can load their schedules up with to enjoy.
From a free class of yoga along the river to a craft and flea market, there are many things residents and visitors to Philadelphia can find to do. There is a memorial service at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fine Art Festival and Showcase in downtown Philadelphia, Lacrosse Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field, and the ongoing Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square.
No matter what, there will be something for everyone. On behalf of SERVPRO of Society Hill, we wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day!
For more information on events, visit: http://vstphl.ly/1F0SwSF
SERVPRO attends Phillyman Jerseyman Magazine Networking Event
Jerseyman Phillyman Magazine
SERVPRO attendants many networking events throughout the year and on May 18th we attended the Phillyman/Jerseyman event at the Sugarhouse Casino.
We were in the company of many great professionals throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia and we appreciate all the new contacts we made in the community. Being in the company of great people and good food made for a great night of networking in the Greater Philadelphia Tristate Area!
Urban Gardens in Philadelphia on the Rise to Improve Neighborhoods
Philadelphia Community Garden
Gardening is a relaxing springtime hobby where the literal fruits of your labor are equally rewarding as they are delicious. With the limited green space available in most Philadelphia urban homes, many people may wish to join a local community garden which is a trend that has been growing as our communities develop. Community gardens benefit the community by bringing neighbors together and provide fresh and local food for better health.
The Philadelphia Horticulture society sponsors many programs such as the City Harvest Program and LandCare Program which aim to provide community enrichment by transforming vacant lots to vibrant, beautiful greener neighborhood assets. Other benefits result in better management of storm water runoff; reducing the chances of flood damage in your home.
To find a local community garden near you, visit http://phsonline.org/programs/garden-tenders/community-gardens-map
Philadelphia Summer Weekend Events Kick Off
Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™
With the warm air of summer steadily approaching comes with it Philadelphia’s planned outdoor community events! This week, on the 4th and 5th of May we’ve seen the Rittenhouse Square Flower Market where 100% of the proceeds benefit children’s organizations.
Up next this Saturday, May 7th is the South Street Spring Festival. The free, all-ages festival will span a total of 12-plus city blocks – three more than last year – that will be lined with 125 vendors, 30-plus participating restaurants, 40 bands, 3 stages, 7 performance areas and a ton of family-friendly fun.
For more info visit: http://southstreet.com/spring-fest-2016/
5 Water Damage Clean Up Tips for a Broken Pipe in Your Home
A Burst Pipe can cause lots of damage to your home. Call SERVPRO of Society Hill for help.
You never expect it when a pipe breaks and wreaks havoc on your home. The water damage clean up can be a headache so you always want to be prepared. Here are 5 tips to help you recover quickly when a broken pipe leaks water all over your property. 1. Find the source of the water damage. It's easy to find a faucet left running or sewer backup. However, if water is coming from a hidden pipe in the walls you need to shut off water to the house as quickly as possible. 2. After the panic has settled down, access the level of damage to your home. There are limited things you can do yourself to remove the water from your house but if carpeting, drywall, rugs or the ceiling below have become saturated, call a professional water restoration company like SERVPRO of Society Hill immediately.3. Move Quickly! You need to start mitigating the damage before more damage piles up. Bacteria and hazardous mold spores can begin to grow within hours of the catastrophe. Open windows and turn on as many fans as possible to move air throughout the area. Run a dehumidifier; it will pull moisture out of the air and prevent odors in the future. 4. Use a shop-vac to remove as much water as possible until the professionals show up. The longer the water sits on the floor, the more damage it will create. Move quickly to remove as much water as possible. 5. Take photos for your insurance claim. Your insurance company will probably send out someone to investigate the damage but if you have pictures that show everything how it was the day the damage happened, you will have more evidence and it could smooth out the process. After the damage is cleaned up, continue to move fresh air throughout the affected area and continue running the dehumidifier for several days after. If your damage was caused by a broken pipe, have it fixed by a professional so that you won't be faced with the same situation again in a long time. We all hope to never have to deal with something like this but if you ever do, the professionals at SERVPRO of Society Hill are there to help 24/7 to clean up and restore your home.
9TH ANNUAL PHILLY SPRING CLEANUP
Join us on Philly Cleanup Day
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016, 9AM – 2PMSERVPRO once again will be joining neighbors in the 9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 9th from 9AM to 2PM! This is a great way for you, your family, your friends and neighbors to get involved and do your part to keep our City looking its best. Dedication like yours, along with the can-do attitude of thousands of volunteers all over the city, is exactly what we need to meet our goals.
Celebrate Summer Safely
With summer in full swing with barbecues every weekend and camping trips set, SERVPRO of Society Hill wanted to share a few safety methods to keep your barbecues fire free and trips enjoyable:
When using charcoal, don’t forget to use the proper starter fluids
Gas Grills – check to make sure the hose connections are property hooked up and tightened
When starting a camp fire, remember to build the fire downwind, and remember to make sure the fire is smothered before going to sleep!
SERVPRO of Society Hill wishes you all a happy and safe summer!
For Immediate Services, Call SERVPRO of Society Hill
SERVPRO of Society Hill Professionals provide fire and water damage restoration services. SERVPRO of Society Hill proudly serves Philadelphia, Bella Vista Philadelphia, Grays Ferry Philadelphia, Center City Philadelphia, University City Philadelphia, and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or commerical structure caused by:
- Water Damage
- Fire Damage
- Disaster,storm and flood damage
- Mold Damage
2014 Flooding in Philadelphia
This was the result of heavy flooding in Manayunk Philadelphia, PA. This storm hit quickly and flooded many homes and cars with mud and water. SERVPRO responded and helped restore units.
BE Storm Smart, Storm Ready
Servere weather can happen any time, anywhere. Being prepared to act quickly can be critical to staying safe during a weather event. in 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events across the United States. These events included five servere weather tornado events, a major floor event, and the western drought heat wave. Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.
Knowing your risk of servere weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others. Be Prepared
Spring Cleaning in Philadelphia
SPRING IS HERE! SERVPRO offers a wide variety of cleaning including, carpet cleaning, duct and HVAC cleaning, and upholstery cleaning. Allergies will start to increase during this time of year. Call SERVPRO of Society Hill and SERVPRO of Burlington/Mt. Holly for all your SPRING cleaning needs! 215.772.1203
When you have a water damage, dont leave your property to chance. Call SERVPRO professionals to help make it, Like it never even happened®.
Greater Philadelphia Hotel Engineers Association
Official members of the GPHEA
We are pleased to announce our membership with the Greater Philadelphia Hotels Engineers Association. Thank you for the opportunity and we look forward to participating in the future. At SERVPRO of Society Hill we are always looking to better ourselves and grow as a franchise to help assist our customers. Joining something like this gives us a better handle on how to handle larger jobs more efficiently and hear different ideas and speak to different people. This is just an example of one of the many ways we try to exceed our customers expectations with always learning the best way to handle damages, the latest equipment, making sure everyone becomes certified in what they do. Here at SERVPRO of Society Hill we care about your home or business and we want you up and running as soon as possible. Call us here at 215 772 1203, 7 days a week 365 days a year.
SERVPRO earns 5th consecutive year on Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Franchise List
Cleanup and restoration franchisor locks in #7 position on prestigious annual ranking
Frozen/Broken Pipes Cleanup in Philadelphia
As the temperatures drop this winter, we've already seen many pipes start to break. If this happens to you or your business, keep SERVPRO in mind. Our professionals are standing by ready to help!
Be Ready in 2014
A new year often signifies a fresh start. Many people make resolution to better themselves or some part of their life. This year, make a resolution to be READY. No one ever plans on a disaster but, now you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens."
Contact us today to establish your Emergency Ready Profile, and be "Ready for whatever happens." 215.772.1203
The winter season is in full swing - the days are shorter and the temperature is lower. No matter where you live, winter brings a change in the weather. In an effort to keep our homes and workplace cozy, many people use alternative heat sources like fireplaces, portable space heaters and wood burning stoves. Heating is the second leading cause of home fire deaths, making it important to review ways to help reduce the risk of a heating-related fire.
Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified professional.
Use heating equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
All heaters need space. Keep flammable objects at least three feet away from heating equipment.
Plug space heaters directly into outlets, never into an extension cord or power strip.
When using fuel-burning heaters, use only the type of fuel specified by the manufacturer.
Install and maintain carbon monoxide and smoke alarms inside your home and business. Test alarms monthly.
Remember to turn portable heaters off before leaving the room or going to bed.
When using a wood-burning fireplace, make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to help prevent sparks from flying into the room. Spent fireplace ashes should be cool before removing and putting them into a metal container. The container should be stored away from your home or business.
Protect Your Property this WINTER
Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not prepared. Whether it is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, sleet or snow all can cause serious property damage. While you can't control the weather, you can take steps to be prepared, and help take the sting out of winter weather.
- Check your property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow can cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injury.
- Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
- Ask us about completing an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business. The ERP is a no cost assessment to your facility, and provides you with a plan to get back in business fast following a disaster.
Disaster Recovery Team in the Philadelphia Area
SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team
When a natural disaster strikes it can be all too easy to lose hope in light of a severe damage and loss. Whether it is a hurricane, tornado, blizzard or flood – the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery team can provide help fast!
The SERVPRO system has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.
With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,500 Franchises nationwide no disaster is too big.
Recently SERVPRO has responded to the following:
- 2013 Chicago Flooding
- 2012 Hurricane Sandy
- 2010 Nashville Flooding
- 2008 Hurricane IKE
- 2007 Chicago Flooding
Even in the face of a disaster, SERVPRO Professionals will strive to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
2013 6th Annual Golf Classic
The SERVPRO Philadelphia Regional Franchises and guest enjoyed a wonderful golf outing on Monday September 16th at Commonwealth National Golf Club
The SERVPRO Philadelphia Regional Franchises and guest enjoyed a wonderful golf outing on Monday September 16th at Commonwealth National Golf Club! As always, SERVPRO is committed to providing the highest standards of excellence to businesses and homeowners in the communities we serve. All proceeds from this event will be presented to the Foundation to continue their tradition of excellence in Alzheimer’s care, education and research.
Preparedness for Business Owners and Managers
As you may already know, September is National Preparedness Month. Use this time to set an example for your community by creating an Emergency Ready Plan. As a Business Owner or Manager having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees and its infrastructure, and maximize your chance of recovery after an emergency or disaster.
For more information, check out these sites:
Back to School Cleaning
Helping local schools focus on education!
SERVPRO of Society Hill is here to assist with any back to school cleaning projects! We recently completed a detail cleaning that has a strict deadline. We had crews working around the clock during the weekend to complete the cleaning in time!
Home Depot Hurricane Preparedness Workshop
2013 Home Depot Hurricane Preparedness Workshop
Over the weekend, we participated with the local Home Depot, Red Cross & FEMA demonstrating safety procedures in the event of a hurricane.
Preparation is the best protection against the danger of Hurricanes. These strong stoms can be life-threatening and cause servious damage with high winds, flooding and tornadoes..
Hurricane Checklist can be found here:
Celebrating the 4th of July Safely
Happy 4th of July!
SERVPRO Restoration Newsline
The fourth of July is a time to celebrate with friends and family. In order to celebrate safely, consider the following tips provided by the U.S. Fire Administration.
- The best way to enjoy fireworks
- Is to view displays put on by professionals
- If you plan to use fireworks
- Ensure they are legal in your area
- Always read the directions and warning labels
- If a device is not marked with the contents, directions and a warning label, do not light it.
- Supervise children around
- Fireworks at all times
- Stand several feet away from lit fireworks
- If a firework does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate, Pour water over it and dispose of it.
Emergency Ready Profile
If your property hasn’t created an Emergency Ready Profile, contact us toda
SERVPRO has developed an Emergency Ready Profile application that is specific to your company and your needs. SERVPRO of Society Hill will manage the creation of this profile for each of your locations. A representative will visit each location and gather the necessary information needed and integrate this information into the company plan. This profile will hold the key contact information on who to contact in the event of an emergency.
What to expect:
- A dedicated SERVPRO of Society Hill representative will be assigned to your company
- A SERVPRO of Society Hill representative will perform an onsite inspection and interview
- An online account will be created using the login & password of your choice
- Once all necessary information compiled and entered, in addition to online & mobile access you will receive a hard copy & flash drive version.
Available 24/7 215-772-1203
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Philadelphia Building Managers and Operators Association
Equipment to respond 24/7
We recently sponsored this event with the surrounding SERVPRO's at the Navy Yard. If there is ever a large fire/water damage we have equipment and capibilties to response quickly.